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have been. >> j.r. set up a nonprofit, he called it angels of sandy hook elementary. he's say former football player here. he's used to wrangling people together. all the kids have been together since young children. they canceled their plans to meet for a holiday celebration in new york city, every single one of them came homestead. >> we've all been such good friends such a long time. we all grew up here. and it's so close-knit, this community. everyone kind of has each other's backs and does whatever it can to help each other out. >> we will be leaving newtown to give this small town its streets back. for the residents here to grieve and share together. but we're not going to stop covering this and talking tab in honor of those who died and to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "a.c. 360" begins now. >> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we are live once again from newtown, connecticut. a town where many students returned to school today. schools reopened, of course, with the exception of sandy hook elementary, the school
. but the district superintendent said today that students and teachers from sandy hook elementary will not actually be going back to school until january, after winter break. there were also funerals today for two more 6 year olds. jessica rekos and james mattioli. we'll have more on those memorials later on in our show. first, we wanted to bring you the very latest that we know about the investigation. our national correspondent susan candiotti has new details. she is outside the lanza home tonight. susan, what can you tell us, the very latest that you have been able to figure out about why this happened? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, if the shooter in this case was trying to erase his digital footprint, he may have succeeded. because investigators are telling us that that smashed computer that you referred to was so badly damaged, presumably by the shooter himself, that they are having a hard time retrieving data from the hard drive. but they're not giving up. they're still working on it because they want to try to examine it for any e-mails he might have sent, for any writings he left behind
to school today of course with the exception of sandy hook elementary. the students of sandy hook will go back to school after the holidays in a different building some eight miles away, with 20 bright young faces missing from the halls and classrooms. everything is different now. the children of this town are facing a new reality, doing things they never should have to do at this young age. like writing good-bye letters to their friends. we told you last night about 6-year-old jack pinto who was buried yesterday. at the funeral, a note from his friend john reads, jack, you are my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you, jack. love, john." there were two more funerals for two more 6-year-old children. jessica rekos and james mattioli were laid to rest today. we will remember them and tonight we honor them. our hearts and thoughts are with their families and their friends. and we wish peace and strength for all the people whose lives jessica and james touched in just six short years. james mattioli was known as jay. just 6 years old,
still in mourning, students in newtown went back to school. everyone but the sandy hook kids who will return after the winter break to school in a neighboring town. sandra endo has that part of the story. >> reporter: the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school, grief was a constant reminder. >> i noticed it was quiet because people were thinking about the tragedy that happened. >> reporter: at schools teachers and students spent time to reflect. >> they just talked about how things will get better than they are now. i felt safe because when your teachers talk to and comfort you about everything that happened. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary, the next time they'll return to will be in the new year. newtown superintendent says teachers and students need more time to deal with the trauma and get used to the new space in a neighboring town. state and local officials had no estimate on attendance for newtown's first day back at school. but returning to a ro
today for two more 6-year-olds, victims of the terrible attacks in sandy hook. jessica rekos was a little girl who loved horses and asked santa for cowgirl boots and cowboy hat and james mattioli who asked once how old do i have to be to sing on stage. president obama would support a man to support -- >> he is actually supportive of senator feinstein's attempt to revise the presentation that would represent the assault weapons ban. >> joining me is john engle. his cousin, 6-year-old olivia engle was killed. obviously, a hideous time for you, your family, how is your family coping with this? >> very privately. i mean, thank you for having us. thank you for putting some attention on olivia rose. having some attention placed on olivia rose and her best friends and those families is giving the families tremendous comfort. and they're not watching the news. they're coping by basically staying with their friends and loved ones at home and focusing on each other. >> what kind of girl was olivia? >> she was a warm -- she was outgoing. she would light up a room with her smile. she wou
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barden, caroline previdi. students will not return until after winter break at sandy hook. they are talking about bringing them back, and it's not possible to do. and many parents supported that as well. they will be moving when they open the school to a completely different area, different school. sandra endohas that, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. a lot of students and parents we spoke to say the first day of school was anything but a regular day, despite the goal no make sure students in huetown return return to a sense of normalcy. a lot say there were somber moments in the classrooms yesterday, as well as emotions running high and a lot of kids said police officers, grief counselors and comfort dogs to help kids adjust. they say that most of the day was spent by faculty talking to the kids about what happened and also dealing with their feelings. of course, again, the grief is just gripping this community. four more funerals today. three first graders and one heroic teacher will be laid to rest. as you mentioned, 6-year-old caroline prcar preividi, 6-year-old
heroically with nothing in her hands. but she takes him out. >> talking about the principal at sandy hook. this is an idea that's catching on. take a look at the map. lawmakers in oklahoma, tennessee, florida, virginia, texas, minnesota, south dakota, nevada, and oregon are open to arming teachers. >> what i'm suggesting is that we have campus responders. two or three volunteers that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members. hopefully maybe prior military or prior law enforcement. but people who are trained who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force. >> the liberal blog site mother jones did a two-month investigation on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to i
mowed down in sandy hook elementary were killed then. within a year and a half, the government banned the private use and ownership of handguns. there was stiff penalties, and there were even jail sentences if these bans and if the law was breached. they had a strict buy-back and amnesty plan, and do you know what? it worked. it didn't work immediately, but between 2003 and 2011, the number of gun-related crimes in great britain dropped off 44%. then you look at what happened in australia that same year. there was a massacre in australia. so many people were killed there, and the government sprang into action. it banned the possession, the import, the sale of semi-automatic weapons. it also made it, obviously, illegal to have them. then again, the crimes dropped off, really plummeted. a study by harvard shows that before that there was some 13 massacres in australia and after that law none. so there is cause and effect when you put in these laws and punitive measures. now, of course, i thought it was interesting that president obama obviously is not talking about a total ban on guns a
in the grieve. sandra endo is in newtown for us. what happened, sandy? >> reporter: wolf, saying good-bye to loved ones is becoming a daily routine here in newtown. today, 27-year-old hero teacher victoria soto, carolyn previdi, cheryl lot bacon, daniel barden all were buried today. 26 angels on the hillside, watching a somber journey to a final resting place. ♪ the private pain of saying good-bye. shared by this small new england town. grief knowing no boundaries. 7-year-old daniel barden dreamed of being a firefighter. in ceremonial dress from new york to massachusetts, hundreds of them gave daniel a hero's sendoff. the slow flashing lights come through town too often, leaving heartbroken residents with questions no one can answer. later tonight, a bigger tribute at a neighboring town where residents there and elected officials are hoping to present to newtown an uplifting memorial to remember the lives lost. wolf? >> sandra endo, thanks very much. >>> with the renewed discussion of gun control in the aftermath of the shootings, there's another push among gun owners. cnn's steven
who was killed. the principal of sandy hook elementary dawn hochsprung. her funeral is tomorrow, and it's not taking place in connecticut. i'm not sure if he's part of the viewing or move on from connecticut to new york for the funeral. that has just crossed our wires. i want to bring in candy crowley. candy, you heard brianna characterize this as an unprecedented initiative. i want a feeling from you as i said cobbling together in a hurried way. we're only five, six days since this incident. how much can be done, and how much is a work in progress? >> well, the president can do some things through executive order, through directing agencies to pay attention to certain specific things. we all know there are laws enforced and other laws where there's not the personnel to go after it. i spoke with carol mccarthy. her husband was killed the on the subway many years ago. she became an activist and came it to congress. i was talking to her, and she said listen there are laws that have been passed that aren't funded. it has to do with background checks that include mental health. so t
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